Anaso Jobodwanna, a 19-year-old Eastern Cape, South African native will be representing Jackson State University in the 200 meter dash during the 2012 London Olympics.
This is Jobodwanna’s first trip to the Olympic games and his main goal is to place in the semi-finals. In an interview with the Mail and Guardian, he said that his goal was to bring his time down but that he was really hoping to make it to the semi-finals
“I haven’t set any real targets for the games and I haven’t written anything down, so I’m not putting pressure on myself” said Jobodwanna.
Jobodwanna returns to Jackson State in the fall as a sophomore. This past May he set an indoor SWAC record in the 200 meter dash finishing with a time of 21.15. He also earned titles for the 100 and 200 meter dash during the SWAC Outdoor Conference Championship.
Jobodwanna makes his big debut, Tuesday, August 7th on NBC.